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Hi, sorry if theres already a thread for this, i couldnt find any specific to my question.

Asus Sabertooth x58 - mobo
i7 960 - cpu
12 gb corsair (3x4gb) ddr3-1600
1 evga gtx 580
Creative x-fi fatality titanium champion(not sure if it's relevent to the Q)
antec kuhler h2o 920

Question being, I want to OC to 3.8 - 4.0 GHZ, while keeping my DDR3-1600 running at stock. What is the best way to achieve that? I am very newb at OCing, and would appreciate any help.

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skip the 1366 and go with 1155 Sandy bridge. Youlll get close to 4.8-5.0 Probably or the same amount of money if not cheaper but with alot better results. Skip the 12gb ram if ur a gamer and use it for something else.
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200 BCLK * 19 multiplier on the CPU gets you 3.8ghz on the CPU, set RAM divider so it runs at 1600mhz.

It's not recommended to run even multipliers, so if you want 4ghz on the CPU do 191 BCLK x 21 CPU multiplier, it will get your DRAM to 1528mhz.
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yah, this will officially be my first attempt at an OC, so thankyou for the info, i have a helpful guide, but it's nice having some idea of how to reach my goal, so thanks again!
    
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Hi Blood;

Try the following settings to get

200 Bclock @ 21 multiplier
vcore should be around 1.27 to 1.31

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1819281
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Hi Blood;

Try the following settings to get

200 Bclock @ 21 multiplier
vcore should be around 1.27 to 1.31

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1819281
Ok, thankyou very much, I have spent that last few days making sure i have the right amount of cooling, Going to pick up Corsair triple channel memory fan in the next few days, after that im going to start the OCing.

4.2 ish would be nice if i can achieve stable temps. Apparently the Northbridge chipset gets pretty hot.
    
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I had to RMA my Sabrtooth, they got tons of bad reviews. (issues reading ram, bad OC results and a lot of crap out after a few months.) if possible I would get a new MB
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I had to RMA my Sabrtooth, they got tons of bad reviews. (issues reading ram, bad OC results and a lot of crap out after a few months.) if possible I would get a new MB
So thats a very negative thing to say....I understand your frusterations, but honestly, telling people things like that isn't cool. Maybe you can run ur self off a cliff becuase i dont like your build, your brain is faulty, i would reccomend getting a new one.
    
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